Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 263: Sun Sep 21

Kinetta (Lanthimos, 2005): Tate Modern, 5.20pm

This screening, which will be followed by a Q&A featuring the director, Yorgos Lanthimos, is part of the Scalarama season which runs throughout September. Full details here.

Here is the Scalarama introduction: Kinetta. A Greek defunct resort town, inhabited during the off-season by migrant workers. Lanthimos studies the cryptic activities of an inscrutable trio (a policeman, a photographer, and a hotel maid) who barely speak and who pass the time by staging reenactments of murders. The policeman with a passion for automobiles, tape recorders and Russian women, investigates a series of recent murders in the area. He enlists the help of a photo-store clerk, a loner who is a part-time videographer, and a young hotel maid, who will be performing the role of the female victims. This oddball trio engages in a succession of murder re-enactments, directed by the cop with exhaustive attention to detail but questionable scientific purpose… We know nothing more of these people. Not even their names. They will disappear in the first flood of summer vacationers…

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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